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FR petition against gazetting SLRC under Defence Min. moved to Sep. 27

Considering the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition seeking a verdict that revokes President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to take Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) under the purview of the Defence Ministry was moved to September 27. The Supreme Court judge bench consisting of Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Murdu Fernando and S. Thurairajah heard the petition today (20). Additional Solicitor General Indika Devamuni, representing the...

President’s testimony before PSC ends; final report by end of October

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday terror attacks have concluded the hearing of evidence from President Maithripala Sirisena. Committee member MP Nalinda Jayatissa says that the final report of the PSC will be submitted to the Parliament of Sri Lanka at the end of October. The members of the Select Committee had arrived at the...

Utilizing state property to promote or defame candidates prohibited – Elections Commission

The National Elections Commission says that using state functions and state property to promote or defame candidates is prohibited. As per the Constitution, and as per the Presidential Elections Act and the Rules and Regulations of the Elections Commission, this is a punishable offence. However, the Commission said, it continues to receive complaints regarding the promotion of politicians at state-sponsored...

Bond for SLPP Presidential candidate placed at the Elections Commission

Attorney-at-Law Sagara Kariyawasam visited the National Elections Commission to place a bond for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa a short while ago.

Heavy traffic congestion in Ambalangoda today and tomorrow

The police states that there could be heavy traffic congestion close to Ambalangoda along the Galle-Colombo main route from 2:00 pm (September 20) to 10:00 pm tomorrow (September 21) due to the annual perahera of the Modara devalaya. The police urge the motorists and the general public to make use of alternative routes within this time period.

Considering FR petition against holding Elpitiya PS poll postponed

The Supreme Court has ordered to take up the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition requesting to cancel the decision to hold elections for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya on the 24th of September for consideration. The petition was heard before Supreme Court judges consisting of Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Murdu Fernando and S. Thurairajah this morning (20). The respondents informed the judge bench that they...

President to testify before PSC today

President Maithripala Sirisena is set to testify before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks today (20). Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ananda Kumarasiri said the Committee members will record the President’s statement at the Presidential Secretariat. The Deputy Speaker said preparation of the Committee’s report on the terror attacks is at the final stage. Meanwhile, the term of...

Date fixed for verdict on revision application against Pujith-Hemasiri bail order

The Colombo High Court will be delivering its decision of the revision application filed by the Attorney General, against the granting of bail to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, on the 9th of October. The former Defence Secretary and the IGP were arrested and remanded for allegedly failing to prevent the terror...

Gotabaya’s case postponed as chief magistrate yet to receive acquittal order

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today (20) stated that it has not yet received the order delivered by the Court of Appeal discharging the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the Avant-Garde floating armoury case. The case filed by the Bribery Commission against Rajapaksa and seven others, alleging that they had incurred a loss of Rs 11.4 billion to the...

Gotabaya’s cash deposit for presidential election made

Secretary of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Sagara Kariyawasam has arrived at the Elections Commission to make the deposit for the Presidential Election 2019 on behalf of the party’s presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Meanwhile, two independent candidates, Jayantha Ketagoda and Siripala Amarasinghe along with Dr. Ajantha Perera of Socialist Party of Sri Lanka had made their cash deposits for the...
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